CU Boulder to participate in survey to understand student experiences with COVID-19

first_img Published: May 11, 2020 CU Boulder will be participating in a COVID-19 student experience survey in collaboration with eight other Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) institutions to better understand how undergraduate and graduate students have experienced the COVID-19 pandemic.All undergraduate, graduate and law students enrolled during the spring 2020 semester will be asked to take the survey, which opens on May 18 and closes on June 5. Data will be analyzed and shared during the summer with university leadership. Benchmarked results with other participating SERU universities will be available in late September.“We sincerely want to hear how our students fared during this very disruptive time,” said Provost Russ Moore. “When they take the survey, we strongly urge them to be as thoughtful and as reflective as they possibly can.”CU Boulder’s survey sponsors are Dean of the Graduate School Scott Adler, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Akirah Bradley, and Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Beth Myers. In addition to CU Boulder, the eight other peer institutions participating in the survey are the University of Delaware, University of Virginia, University of Connecticut, University of Minnesota, Michigan State University, University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University and University of Texas.The data from the participating peer institutions will help the university understand how the CU student experience aligns with or departs from the student experience at these institutions.“This comparison data will inform our understanding of patterns of student experience and common barriers that COVID-19 may have presented to students’ future plans, as well,” Moore said.Data from this survey will also help the university to refine and improve CU Boulder’s response to the pandemic moving ahead, plan for future pandemics, and provide a greater understanding of student needs in a prolonged crisis such as a pandemic. It will also be used to provide additional support to students identified as being most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.After the SERU COVID-19 Student Experience Survey is launched on May 18, the survey link will be distributed in the CUBT student and graduate student editions, and on the university’s social media platforms.This survey will be administered through the CU Boulder’s Office of Data Analytics (ODA). Email questions regarding SERU survey to the ODA survey team at [email protected] Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Matter of Mind

first_imgSAN DIEGO – Jordan Spieth sighed deeply before stepping onto the podium Sunday at Torrey Pines. His face was smudged with sunscreen. His hands were stuffed in his pockets. His mind appeared in overdrive. That flashy second round with the world No. 1? Oh, by now, it seemed but a distant memory. Instead, what Spieth will take away from his week here are the bad shots, the driver woes, the cracks in his mental game, the overwhelmingly lost feeling. Up on that podium Spieth talked not about his fast start but his sluggish finish. He revealed that he felt “very comfortable” all weekend. That he “didn’t feel nervous at all.” That there was “no tension.” That, in the end, he “just didn’t have my stuff.” Staked to his first outright 36-hole lead on the PGA Tour, the 20-year-old wunderkind shot 75-75 on the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open. No one in the top 45 had a worse final round than Spieth. Just like that, he sank to joint 19th.  There is a rush to anoint the kid as the next superstar, and there remains plenty of evidence that he’ll reach headliner status soon, if he hasn’t already. After all, Spieth has been a winner at every level, from the peewee ranks (multiple U.S. Junior titles) to the college campus (NCAA champion in lone full season at Texas) to the pros (John Deere Classic). Here at Torrey Pines, he was vying to become the youngest two-time PGA Tour winner since 1932. But such hastiness tends to obscure the fact that he’s still just 20 – with a lifetime full of successes and disappointments ahead. He’s still learning how to win and, more often than not, lose, since this was the 12th time in the past 10 months that he had started a weekend round inside the top 10. On Friday, Woods, who knows a bit about outsized expectations as a young star, remarked that one of the reasons that Spieth is such a great putter is that he rolls the ball with reckless abandon. His mind wasn’t cluttered with old feelings and bad thoughts. “You haven’t experienced enough yet, you know?” Woods said. Twenty-seven starts into his PGA Tour career, this one likely the most disappointing, Spieth continues to supply the memory bank. This week, he played the first two rounds alongside FedEx Cup leader Jimmy Walker and Woods – the first time he’s played with the 14-time major champion in competition. Afterward, Spieth learned that he wasn’t “intimidated by any means,” and he ended up dusting his childhood idol by eight shots. “It’s not something he’s going to dwell on,” his caddie, Michael Greller, said after that round. “He’s going to play with Tiger for a long time, hopefully.” That confidence waned over the weekend, though, when Spieth began to get out of sync with his driver. (It didn’t help, of course, that he “tweaked” his ankle at some point during Friday’s round, making it difficult to properly load onto his right side.) This weekend, on the more punishing South Course – which featured long, gnarly rough a few feet off the fairway – Spieth hit just 12 of 28 fairways, leading to only 10 greens hit each of the last two days. “When I’m struggling with my driver, mentally, it’s very difficult for me to stay neutral and refocus and finish off a good round,” he said. “It’s something I really need to work on. “It’s a detriment to my success – learning how to get over it and find a go-to shot. Typically, I can, and this is really the first event where I just had no idea where the ball was going to go.” Look at the 18th hole, he said. Spieth pulled an 8-iron for a lay-up, with a 30-yard-wide landing area, and missed the fairway by 10 yards. “It was a borderline shank,” he said, shaking his head. The self-critique continued on the podium when he lamented letting “stuff get to my head too easily.” After Spieth hit his approach through the back on the par-5 sixth, an unwitting photographer stumbled around the green and stepped on his ball, sinking it deep into the grass. Spieth was alerted of the incident by a group of spectators. “OK, OK,” he told them, clearly perturbed. “Just tell the rules official that when he gets here.” Spieth was awarded a free drop, but that ball, too, settled down in the thick stuff. He rolled his eyes. After a nice pitch to 5 feet, he tugged the putt and settled for par. Stewing, he chomped on his gum and fidgeted with the bottom button on his shirt. In the background a few clever fans yelled, “Step on it!” and “Fluffy!”, like the lie in the rough that he previously had enjoyed. “When that putt missed, it got in my head,” said Spieth, who went on to bogey the next hole (No. 7) and squander birdie opportunities on the upcoming par 5s. He finished at 4-under 284, five shots behind winner Scott Stallings. “I’ll learn from that just to brush it off. There’s nothing I could do about it; I couldn’t prevent it. “So, all in all, I just really wasn’t mentally ready to win this week.” And with that, Spieth stepped off the podium and headed toward a line of spectators, Sharpie in hand. Up next is a week of physical therapy and practice and reflection, this humbling weekend – not the 63 with Tiger – weighing heavy on his mind.last_img read more

BASKETBALL ROUNDUP — Lady Bulldogs deliver Jody Walker first win

first_img The Port Neches-Groves Indians overcame a 13-point third period deficit to retake the lead and win against the Silsbee Tigers 45-39 on Friday.PNG lead Silsbee 23-13 heading into the second half but the Tigers roared back, scoring 15 points against the Indians’ two in the third period to nose ahead 28-25. The Indians likewise responded, outscoring the Tigers by nine to claim their first win of the season.Senior Mollee Priddy scored 16 points for PNG along with six rebounds and three assists. Senior Savannah Royce had 10 points of her own with six rebounds and six steals, and junior Shelby Letulle also made 10 points and four rebounds.Top scorers for the Tigers were senior KaNeisha Bryson with 12 points, junior Emily Williams with 11 and Miy’Joi Hill with nine. The Indians will host Jasper today at 6:30 p.m. Jasper defeated West Sabine 80-31 on Saturday for its first win.Humble 64, Memorial 33The Memorial Lady Titans left Humble with a loss on Friday after a 64-33 defeat from the Humble Wildcats.The Lady Titans scored under 10 points for the second, third and fourth periods, while Humble racked up double digits in the first three.Junior Jordan Duncan led the Lady Titans in scoring with 9 points, while Kazarea Tapin lead the Wildcats with 21.Memorial will host Baytown Sterling at 7 tonight. The Nederland Bulldogs gave coach Jody Walker his first win Saturday when they defeated the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Horns 45-36.“It was the first game of the season and I was very pleased to get the win,” Walker said. “We still have a long way to go but I’m excited and embracing the journey ahead.”Maggie Baker and Sydney Nelson led the Bulldogs (1-0) in scoring with eight points apiece. Kailey Showalter and Alexis Bobb each made seven points.center_img “Offensively everyone contributed by scoring and defensively our girls need to tighten up on communication, physicality and overall rotations off the ball,” Walker said.The Bulldogs’ next game will be 6:30 p.m. today when they travel to play Kelly Catholic in Beaumont.PNG 45, Silsbee 39last_img read more

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PARTY BANK

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Concordia Maritime Increases its Commitment to Cleaner Seas

first_img Author: Priyanka Ann Saini Working proactively with information and education in order to stop marine littering is the best way of reducing the problem of plastic in the seas. Concordia Maritime has adopted this approach and has thus begun a collaboration with The Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation, a non-profit organisation. An online course will be developed in order to spread knowledge and increase the involvement of the general public and personnel. There is also an ambition to reduce the amount of plastic litter along Sweden’s West Coast by means of manual collection.“Protecting the seas is vital for the future for all of us and here, we as a shipping company have an important role to play. Within the framework of our sustainability work, there is both safety and transport efficiency, which are part of our responsibility as an employer. The Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation and Concordia Maritime have a common interest in promoting a reduction in litter and thus also tackling the problem of plastic litter in the marine environment. We look forward to the collaboration,” comments Ola Helgesson, CFO, Concordia Maritime.Concordia Maritime has now begun working on an online course dealing with the importance of keeping the seas clean and will also participate in the Keep Sweden Tidy Day on 15 September when we will organise the collection of litter along the coast. The Keep Sweden Tidy Day is part of a global campaign called World Clean Up Day, which is held in around 150 countries.“A lot of people will have to work together if we are to reverse the negative trend of all the plastic that ends up in our seas. The fact that Concordia Maritime has now decided to both increase its own knowledge and participate in the collection of litter is good news,” says Joakim Brodahl, Operations Manager at The Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation.“In the years ahead, we also intend to support the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation’s work in schools. We will also participate in and be involved in a number of Clean-Up Coast days where we ourselves and other volunteers will collect litter on beaches,” says Ola Helgesson, CFO, Concordia Maritime.Sea News, April 20last_img read more

Officials concerned about form one repeats among scholars

first_imgEducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Officials concerned about form one repeats among scholars by: – July 1, 2014 Sharing is caring! Chief education officer Melina Fontaine has expressed concern about the poor performance of some scholarship and bursary recipients. Mrs. Fontaine told a press conference to release the Grade Six National Assessment (G6NA) results on June 27, 2014 that there have been several repeats at the form one level. “We have observed that a number of students who receive scholarships and bursaries are repeating form one and we want this to stop”.She said the Ministry wants this trend to stop because if they can get a scholarship at the Grade Six National Assessment, “it means that they have the cognitive capacity for them to do well in form one”.“So we want to ensure that measures are put in place so that, that practice can stop”.Mrs. Fontaine said the Ministry is now in discussion with secondary schools to implement transition programs to assist the students. “Come September they will put transition programs in place to ensure that the students when they come in and they can adapt to secondary school life”.This means that the students will have “a schedule for studying, they have the required study skills and all what is necessary to ensure that they do not repeat form one”. She called on parents to assist in ensuring that the students have a schedule to work with after school hours. “Your students at secondary level need to spend at least two hours on after school work when they enter secondary school”.“Very important if you have problems ask your school for help,” Mrs Fontaine added.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetcenter_img Share 55 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more